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The Golden Palms Hotel & Spa
Ranked #16 of 74 Hotels in Mussoorie
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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44 reviews
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“Excellent view”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

awesome place to relax and enjoy.its has got beautiful view of valley,a very scenic,breathtaking due to perfect location.great rooms,good breakfast and well arranged buffet dinner with great taste of food. we liked it.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Delhi, Delhi, India
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

It is probably best hotel if u wish to stay on the mall road. very near (2mins walk) to the mall road. Always prefer to have hill side view room and ground floor rooms are better as they open in the lawn from their back side. A small, cosy hotel. staff are good and service is good. Food OK. a drawback that being a small hotel, all a small hotel, all noise from the lobby comes in your room.

Room Tip: Hill view room on the groung floor are better
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Stayed at the hotel for 1 night in August. The room initially allotted had a filthy bathroom. Asked for a change but it took some time so thumbs down to checkin. The view was just awesome from the hotel. The dinner was average and only vegetarian. We were promised live entertainment but there was none except for a black cat running around in the restaurant. It freaked out my wife and on asking the hotel staff about it, they said it comes often. Staff, though friendly, was slow and not really alert.

Beds are not comfortable and someone taller than 6ft would not be able to fit in. So thumbs down to sleep quality. Breakfast was decent.

What this hotel needs is an overall quality revamp. There is just so much potential with the excellent view and the close proximity to the Mall. Clearly the asking price is not commensurate to the overall quality. I would love to stay here again and could perhaps pay more; however, the hotel needs to pull their socks up.

Room Tip: Valley view rooms on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Amritsar, Punjab, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2012

The hotel doesn't promise good service as compared to few years back.If compared with room tarrifs of the hotel,it is not a good value for money.The only advantage is its location which is excellent.Rooms facing valley view are good one.Rooms other than valley view rooms do not give any view at all.

Room Tip: Stay only if you get rooms facing valley view
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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New Delhi
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

This property was managed by Carlson Hotels, under their Park Plaza brand till some years ago. Currently, its under private management. Which translates into poor service.

The redeeming factor about the hotel is its location. It's located right opposite the "Picture Palace" end of Mall Road. And since vehicles are not allowed on Mall road, you have to lug you luggage to hotels which are further down mall road. For this hotel, you just have a three minute downhill walk. Its a small hotel, roughly 40 odd rooms which means its not overrun with people during high season. There is a small garden which has great views of the valley.

And that's where the positives end. The rooms need an overhaul, paint is peeling off the walls, upholstery is tattered. Bathrooms while clean, need major repairs. I had breakfast and lunch at the hotel, which wasn't the greatest. They do not do À la carte, all meals are buffets at their only dimly lit restaurant opposite the reception.

Wifi Interet is Rs.200 an hour and most of the times, it doesn't work. You could however sneak into a small room under the spiral staircase, where they have one computer which has decent connectivity. For some reason, data cards don't really work in the hotel, so you are dependent on the hotels internet connection.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the valley are the ones to opt for, specially the ones which are on the ground floo...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2012

The best part of this 4 star property in the queen of hills is: They accept & work on client feedbacks promptly. Look out for a plaza room, with a breathtaking view of the doon valley. Include dinner in the stay package to taste finer continental cuisine whipped up by Chef Rajeev & team. Special mention: Herbed rice, Lamb Goulash & Fruit cream. Opt for Devil's chicken, Kung pao Lamb, if you are a chinese food lover. Situated the most conveniently opposite picture palace, and very close to the taxi stand, you can drag your strolleys to this hotel. The Mall is 100 steps up, & you can explore the famous Camel's back road by feet, within minutes. Have your tea/drink from the balcony, to get rejuvenated instantly. Breakfast is served till 11 am, so you don't need to rush. The GM, Harsh Semwal, is ever smiling & addressing all your minutest service requests, executed by his team. Settle for a 3N/4D package at least, to enjoy the stay.

Room Tip: Ask for Plaza room.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

A butifull place 2 stay relax enjoy.....butifull veiw of d valley frm d bakyrd as its peacefuully located at d valley side n 1mn walk takes u 2 mall road(picture palace side) perfect combination 2 stay....deliciously gud food.....vry gud hotel staff evryone(A 2 Z).....dis ws my 10th visit 2 mussoorie bt ws 1st in dis hotel n now i won't prefer 2 stay anywhr else in mussoorie.....awesome expereince.....! xcept 1 thng n dat's fruit plate containing 2 BANANAS n 1 APPLE n five JEERA BISCUITS which dey offer 2 a family on arrival saying it 'COOKIES N FRUIT BASKET' i hav said all dis bcoz dey r offering luxury n dis 1 thing dose't suits thr repo......

  • Stayed June 2012
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Additional Information about The Golden Palms Hotel & Spa

Property: The Golden Palms Hotel & Spa
Address: The Mall | Kuluri Picture Palace, Mussoorie 248179, India (Formerly Park Plaza Sylverton)
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Dehradun District > Mussoorie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Mussoorie
#16 Family Hotel in Mussoorie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Golden Palms Hotel & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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Also Known As:
Park Plaza Sylverton Hotel Mussoorie
Park Plaza Mussoorie
Mussoorie Park Plaza

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